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Micheline Maynard / Satisfaction Guaranteed: June 15, 7:00 pm

Author Micheline Maynard will discuss her new book Satisfaction Guaranteed: how Zingerman’s built a corner deli into a global food community.  This engaging profile documents how the popular Ann Arbor deli, founded in 1982, has grown to a $70 million a year enterprise, encompassing a community of more than a dozen businesses, including a wildly successful mail order operation, restaurants, bakery, coffee roastery, and more. Maynard also explores the unique management style that has established Zingerman’s as a model for progressive, employee-based business practices. Satisfaction Guaranteed is a 2023 Michigan Notable Book, as selected by the Library of Michigan, with additional support from the Library of Michigan Foundation, Michigan Center for the Book, and Michigan Humanities.

Summer Reading  Program 2023

Come to the library this summer for fun and educational activities for kids of all ages, every Thursday morning at 11:00 am. No registration is needed – just drop in and join the fun!

June 15 – Swing with the PULSE Saxophone quartet

June 22 – Yoga for Youngsters with Hollie Anderson of Parenting Communities

June 29 – Friendship stories with Todd & Penny Avery

July 6 – Safety first with the Glen Lake Fire Department

July 13 – Nature exploration with Sleeping Bear Dunes rangers

July 20 – Musical fun with Benjammin

July 27 –  A visit with the animals of Sue’s Zoo

August 3 – Hula Hoop fun with Miss Natali

August 10 – Amazing Magic with Joel Tacey

August 17 – Drawing workshop with Rebecca Howe

Young learners are also encouraged to sign up for our Summer Reading Challenge, earning awards as they keep up good reading habits throughout the summer months. The official reading log can be picked up at the library beginning June 12.

Versiti Community Blood Drive: June 30

Help support a critical component of our local healthcare system by participating in this upcoming blood drive, presented by Versiti, the coordinator for blood supplies in northern Michigan. The Versiti team will be on hand in our Program Room, from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm, ready to accept these vital donations. For an appointment, please register online in advance. Walk-ins will also be welcome as the schedule allows. This is our first time partnering with Versiti, so we’re eager to meet the target of at least 20 blood donations for the day.

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale: July 15

Come peruse a great selection of like-new books, for readers of all interests and ages! The sale will take place outside on the front plaza of the library, or in the Program Room in the event of rain, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. You can also find a fine assortment of sale books in the library every day, just around the corner from our circulation desk. All proceeds from the sale help support library services.

TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten

Here’s a great new resource to support early childhood learning, delivered right to your cell phone. Register via a brief online form, and receive 8 – 10 text messages per month, each outlining a simple activity you can share with your little one. Or, even more simply, just text TALK to 75547. Many thanks to the Ypsilanti District Library and their partners for making this service available to all Michigan residents!


Ode to Asparagus 2022

Many thanks to our poets and enthusiastic audience for our standing-room-only Ode. Click here for a copy of the all the poems submitted for our reading.